Nancy Davis received her PhD in History from the
Ann Arbor and a BA in History from
Bryn Mawr College.
Her doctoral work examined the relationship between the
African-American community and the Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit in
the first half of the twentieth century. Since then, Dr. Davis has
published extensively on the rubbing of Catholicism and African-American
life and protest. She
developed an interest in African-American social institutions
historically and written on the impact of segregation and integration on
the viability of black community life. This interest has been deepened
by recent study in post-traumatic slave syndrome and the telling of
African-American life and she plans to write on how the notion of PTSS
alters how one teaches African-American history. She is a member of the
SNL Resident Faculty.